Greek Geometric Boeotian large bronze shield fibula

G13

£500.00

Available

A very large and unusual bronze fibula in the form of an oval shield decorated with a series of five raised ridges.

Culture
Greek, Geometric Period, probably Boeotia, 9th or 8th Century BC

Size
21 x 10.7 cms

Condition
Repaired with some professional restoration to the coil and shield

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Brussels, Belgium; collection formed in the mid to late 20th Century.

For similar linear decoration (typical of Boeotia) on a smaller fibula, please compare the following example in the British Museum:
https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/G_1887-0730-2

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